Jersey City Shooting: Massive law enforcement response

Several law enforcement agencies responded to gunfire in Jersey City where a police detective, two suspects, and three bystanders were killed Tuesday afternoon, officials said. 

Several officers were rushed to Jersey City Medical Center. Detective Joe Seals died from his wounds, officials said. Two other officers were treated for either gunshot or shrapnel wounds and released. 


The Jersey City Police Department, Hudson County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey State Police, FBI, ATF, and even NYPD responded.

Several bystanders posted photos and videos from the area. The images show tense moments as police closed in on the source of the gunshots, which appears to be a convenience store near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Bayview Avenue.

Twitter user @fparisi14 posted a video of several emergency vehicles from the Jersey City Fire Department arriving at about 1:35 p.m. At 3:45 p.m., Mayor Steven Fulop tweeted that the situation was still active "but secure."

This is a developing story. Follow updates here.


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